Batsmen in cricket are mostly judged based on their average — and it has been something that hasn’t changed for a long time in all three formats in international cricket. Generally, the average for a batsman is calculated by dividing the number of matches by the number of runs.
A slight change comes in when the batsmen remain unbeaten as it adds up to the number of runs tally but is considered to be continuing until he gets out dismissed in the future. Don Bradman holds the all-time record for the highest first-class average of 95.14 in 234 matches. Here are the 5 five active batsmen with the highest first-class average.
5 Active Batsmen With The Highest First Class Average:
Virat Kohli stands fifth in the list of active batsmen with the highest first-class average and he has an average of 53.74 in his first-class career. Kohli is considered to be one of the batsmen in the world and the Indian skipper is very consistent in international cricket when it comes to run-scoring.
Kohli has scored 9567 runs in his first-class career in 195 innings and he is expected to break a lot of records when he finishes his career. Kohli averages more than 50 in international cricket in all three formats and he is a match-winner with the bat when it comes to chasing down scores.